From Yavapai County, Arizona:
Ruth T. Hice, 93, died on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000 in Chino Valley.
She was born on June 21, 1906 in England.
Mrs. Hice moved to Chino Valley from Denver, Colo. She worked as a waitress at Dick & Lonnie's Cafe in Chino Valley . She was a member and former secretary of Bobby Bisjak American Legion Post, also in Chino Valley .
Mrs. Hice enjoyed pleasure trips to Laughlin, Nev. She also made dolls and clowns for children's charities and quilts for many of her friends. Mrs. Hice was an avid reader from the age of 3 years old. She was proudest of having truly good friends who became her family.
There are no surviving family members.
A memorial potluck will be held in Ruth's memory on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Granite Creek Apartments, 160 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley. For more information on the potluck, call 636-0020.
Cremation was private at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Lorin Russel Waite, 79, died on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000 at the VA Medical Center in Prescott.
He was born on June 4, 1920 in Concord, Calif., to Raymond and Elsie (Bowman) Waite.
Mr. Waite was a three-year veteran of the US Army during WWII, where he was awarded numerous medals, including the Purple Heart. His career focused on purchasing for large corporations, and his employers included Northrop, Vivianne Woodard Corp. and Allergan #####. He also spent some time as a realtor for Century 21.
His final work came as a facilities supervisor for the First Baptist Church in Fullerton, Calif. There he was founder of the Freed Wheelers Camping Club, where the members witnessed to others and had fellowship in different campgrounds each month.
Mr. Waite married Margarita Castellanos on March 5, 1977.
He enjoyed woodworking, reading, traveling and talking with people. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley, and was proud of his faith as a Christian.
Mr. Waite, is survived by his wife Margarita; daughter, Lauri Florio of Holts Summitt, Mo.; son, Randy Waite of Occidental, Calif.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice and Jeanie.
Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Memorial services were held on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the First Baptist Church of Chino Valley. There was a private burial at the Chino Valley Cemetery.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.
Frances Jane Larson, 83, died on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000 in Chino Valley.
She was born on June 24, 1916 in San Diego, Calif., to William and Cora Eva (Frazier) Hughes.
Mrs. Larson was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her daughter, Coralee Mercado of Chino Valley; son, David of Montana; three grand children and five great-grandchildren.
Harry Kenneth Brooks, 72, died on Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
He was born on June 15, 1927 in Chicago, Ill., to Roy and Zaiogg (Miller) Brooks. Harry married Nancy Lee Altman on Oct. 11, 1948.
Mr. Brooks served in the Navy during World War II, worked for many years for A.D.O.T. and had many friends there.
Survivors include his wife Nancy of Chino Valley; sons, Kerry of Tucson, Kenny of Williams, Ariz., Keith of Tempe, Kevin of Pinetop and Kwinn of Van Couver, Wash.; sister, Patsy Hutchinson; brothers, Roy "Shorty" and Al Brooks; 15 grandchildren, and one great-child.
Memorial services were held at Chino Valley Community Church.
R. Patricia Salsberry, 67, died on Jan. 12, 2000 at the Prescott Samaritan Village in Prescott. She was born on Sept. 27, 1932 in Washington, Pa., to Glen and Innas (Young) Banister.
Mrs. Salsberry moved to Mesa, Ariz., from Washington, Pa., in 1973, and to Chino Valley in 1975. She had worked as a registerd nurse for 40 years and retired from the VA Medical Center in Prescott. with 20 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Salsberry on March 7, 1999.
Mrs. Salsberry is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Zook of Chino Valley, Ellen Benson of Chino Valley; son, John Salsberry of Chino Valley ; sister, Dorothy Ann Braden of Washington, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on Jan. 18 at Hampton Funeral Home in Prescott, with Deacon Bill Davis of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating. Memorial contributions can be sent to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, Az. 86301.
Richard Carl Tordrup, 79, died on Jan. 5, 2000 at the VA Medical Center in Prescott. He was born on April 15, 1920 in Highland Park, Mich., to Carl and Agnes (Christiansen) Tordrup.
Mr. Tordrup was a U.S. Army WWII veteran. He worked as a carpenter in construction. Mr. Tordrup moved to Arizona from Howell, Mich., 16 years ago. He was a true craftsman with wood and enjoyed making model airplanes, golfing, and being in the outdoors.
In Howell, he worked as a custodian for St. Joseph Parish and was known to one and all as Mr. "T."
He is survived by daughters, Theresa Charlesworth of Prescott, and Christine Barbara Tordrup of Cartersville, Ga.; sons, Paul Richard of Florence, Ariz., Brian Charles of Chino Valley; brother, Viggo Tordrup of Canton, Mich.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Private family services were held.
Mary Jane Greene
Mary Jane Greene, 78, died on Jan. 17, 2000 in Chino Valley. She was born on Dec. 8, 1921 in Phoenix to Elo Max and Maggie (Thomason) Hillman.
Mrs. Greene owned and operated Del Rio Cattle Cmpany. in Phoenix with her husband until retirement . Her greatest joy was her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward in 1988, also her brother Albert Hillman and sister Josephine Lindsey.
Mrs. Greene is survived by son, Ron Greene of Prescott; and daughter, Roxanne Long of Chino Valley; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
There were private funeral arrangements.
Thomas Francis LoSciuto, 84, died on Jan. 16, 2000 in Chino Valley. He was born on Sept. 18, 1915 in Dorchester, Mass., to Frank and Sara (Garland) LoSciuto.
Mr. LoSciuto married Mary Perella Sept. 1, 1940. He entered the U.S. Army and served his country during WWII from 1942-1945. Most of his career was spent as a machinist for the H.L Livermore Company in Boston. In 1980 he and his wife moved to Prescott, and then to Chino Valley in 1990. He worked as a custodian for the Prescott Unified School District.
Mr. LoScuito enjoyed television sports, and doing crossword puzzles. He was friendly to everyone, and all who met him became friends. He was a member of the Chino Valley Lions Club and St. Catherine Laboure Parish.
On his 80th birthday, his daughters gave him a car that he became fond of. He loved his pets. He was proud of his daughers and their families.
He is survived by his wife Mary of Chino Valley; daughters, Mary Weber of Prescott and Fran Hlodan of Chino Valley; brothers, Charles of Windham, Maine, and John of Itasca, Texas; sisters, Elizabeth Callahan, Somerville, Mass. and Rita Genovese, Margat, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, Jan. 20, at St. Catherine Laboure Parish, with burial at Chino Valley Cemetery.